CURRENT LEFT MEDIA

February 11th, 2002

As The US and Britain bomb Afghanistan, and as mass starvation for millions looms closer and closer it is only appropriate to focus the majority of our attention and time on fighting this horror. We will try and bring you the best reporting from alternative media sources besides Z that relate to the current crises. If anything important has been left out or if you have any suggestions please e-mail me at timallen8@hotmail.com

 For other stories of interest

 

Past Articles on War


Kelly: An Open Letter To Richard Perle
Counterpunch

 

Hart & Ackerman: Patriotism and Censorship

EXTRA
 

Solomon: Discreet Charm Of Media Spin
FAIR

 

Madsen: Homeland Security, Homeland Profits...
CorpWatch

 

Cockburn: Killing With Smaller Stones

Working For Change

 

Said: Is Israel More Secure Now?

Counterpunch

 

Barsamian Interviews Tariq Ali

The Progressive

 

Solomon: P.U.- litzer Prizes 2001...

FAIR

 

Lowenstein: Israel's Human Rights Record

Counterpunch

 

Blum: Casualties, Theirs and Ours

Counterpunch

 

Atapattu:  Conversation With Norman Finkelstein

Counterpunch

 

Flanders: Casualties Being Low Balled?

Working For Change

 

Friedman: And Darkness covered The land

The Nation

 

Mahajan: We Think The Price Is Worth It...

EXTRA

 

Extensive Report on Teaching and War

Rethinking Schools

 

Henwood: In Time of War who pays?

Labor Notes

 

Solomon: Geographical Correctness

FAIR

 

Cockburn & St. Clair: Hurray For Government, left's silver lining

Counterpunch

 

Berkowitz: Bombs Over Baghdad

Working For change,

 

Ratner: Fortress America

Against The Current, November/December

 

Solomon: We Are Family

Working For Change November

 

Blackburn: Terror and Empire

Counterpunch

 

Articles on War/ Related Events

Counterpunch
 

Hass: On The Edge Of Nonviolent Demonstrations...

If Israeli TV cameras had bothered to follow the Israeli peace activists from the coexistence group Ta'ayush last Saturday when they went to Ramallah, they could have provided Israelis an answer to the question of what the IDF would do if thousands of unarmed Palestinians marched on the army's positions.
 

Jensen: The Occupation Must End...
While I was standing at the edge of a recent campus rally in support of the Palestinian cause, students supporting Israel passed out fliers. One of those students and I engaged in a spirited exchange that made it clear how different were our accounts of the problem and potential solutions.

 

Monthly Review
 

Mahajan: New Crusade...

The world changed on September 11. That’s not just media hype. The way some historians refer to 1914–1991 as the “short twentieth century,” many are now calling September 11, 2001, the real beginning of the twenty-first century. It’s too early to know whether that assessment will be borne out, but it cannot simply be dismissed.

 

Eat The State

 

Parrish: Word Games

Bush's disturbing semantics
 

New Politics

 

Shalom: Confronting Terrorism
Excellent analysis from frequent ZNet Contributor

 

Harrison: Only a Democratic Foreign Policy can combat Terrorism
Ways to deal with the current crisis
 

CorpWatch

 

Grossman: Star Wars...Protecting globalization from above.

 

Working For Change

 

Flanders: Tears And Rage... Interesting commentary on the recent trip to Kabul by those who had lost family members in the WTC attacks.

 

Clamor

 

Thompson: Bouncing Back From September 11th

On dealing with current political realities and organizing for change

 

Against The Current

 

Faryal: Women Working For Freedom

Excellent speech from a representative of RAWA

 

Conversation With Tahmeena Faryal

On December 3, 2001 members of the Boston-based Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia and the Boston College Faculty for Social Justice and a Humane Foreign Policy hosted Tahmeena Faryal. The following are excerpts from the conversation that took place between members of these organizations, independent individuals and a member of Solidarity.

 

 

Texas Observer

 

Torrea-Oiz: Borderline Chaos...

Recent Changes in US Immigration policy are creating havoc in border crossings for many people of non anglo heritage.

 

 

Red Pepper

 

Hayeem: Stop Bully Boy Sharon...

Just as his perambulation on the Temple Mount last September lit the tinderbox of the Intifada, so the assassination of Abu Hunud, the popular Hamas leader, seemed almost deliberately calculated to set the Hamas bombers on their horrific suicide missions, exactly when Sharon was having his tete-a-tete with president Bush.

 

Left Publications

Adbusters

Against the Current

A-Infos

AlterNet

Bad Subjects

Canadian Dimension

Common Dreams

Corpwatch

Clamor

Counterpunch

Dissent

Dollars & Sense Magazine

Eat The State

FAIR

In These Times

Labor Notes

Left Business Observer

Lip Magazine

Media Channel

Media Lens

Mother Jones

Monthly Review

Multinational Monitor

The Nation

The New Left Review

New Politics

The Progressive

The Progressive Populist

PR Watch
Rabble

Red Pepper

Rethinking Schools

Texas Observer
Tom Paine.Com

Village Voice

Working For Change

 

Situating Publications
Alternative media Watch

Mainstream Media Watch

Albert: What Makes Alternative Media Alternative?
Chomsky: What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream?

 

ZNet Media Commentaries

Albert: Victory At Pacifica

Beal: Boondocks Cartoon Censored

Jensen: Why I Write

Solomon: War needs Good PR

Shecter: After the Media Recount

Solomon: Killing Them Softly

Solomon-Idealism

Albert - Pacifica

 

Recent debate

Responding to Hitchens

Is This Really A Just War

Mokhiber vs. Fleisher

On Iraq Sanctions

 

Past Articles of Interest

 

Mokhiber/Weissman: The moral of the Story, Care.

Common Dreams

 

Frank: Social Security Q&A.

Dollars And Sense

 

Frank: The Hidden Cost Of Private Accounts

Dollars And Sense

 

Henwood: Blows against Empire

LBO

 

Bellamy Foster: Imperialism and Empire

Monthly Review

 

O' Rourke: Sweatshops 101

Dollars And Sense

 

Bivens: Who pays For Nuclear Power?

The Nation

 

Moberg: WTO Woes

In These Times

 

Solomon:  Bloombergs triumph

FAIR

 

Parenti and Marshall: Hugo Is Boss

In These Times

 

Reed Jr: A GI Bill For Everybody

Dissent

 

Other stories of interest 

AD Busters

Ainger: Resistance... Excellent article on the Anti- Capitalist Globalization Movement

 

Lip Magazine

 

Wise: Membership Has It's Privileges ... Excellent Interview discussing racism and racial privilege.

 

Alternet

 

Wise: Heroism and Hype

The resurrection of the "heroic cop" image after 9/11 may be perpetuating brutality, misconduct, discrimination and racial profiling in police forces nationwide

 

The Progressive

 

Galeano: Argentina Pays Debt to Democracy

One of Latin America's most insightful reporters disusses current events in Argentina

 

The Nation

 

Big Ten Media Chart...

Excellent representation of Media Concentration and Ownership

 

McChesney/Nichols: The Making Of A Movement...

Getting Serious About Media Reform

 

Crispin-Miller: What's Wrong With This Picture...

The Media Cartel and it's cultural effects

 

Bad Subjects

 

Males: The New Drug Thugs...

The biggest irony of today's prison debate is that while authorities exploited public and lawmakers' fear of youth crime to build more prisons, the people filling new prisons by the hundreds of thousands are middle-aged. The second irony is that no one across the political spectrum noticed.

 

 

 

Marable:  Racism and Reparations

Rethinking Schools

 

Payday Profiteers by Kari Lydersen

Multinational Monitor

November 2001

 

Migrating From Exploitation To Dignity an interview with Miriam Ching Yoon Louie

Multinational Monitor November 2001

 

Interview with Boots from the Coup

Clamor, November 2001

 

Street: Color Bind: Prisons and the New American Racism

Dissent, Summer 2001

 

FCC moves to lift cross ownership ban

FAIR October 25

 

The New Backlash by Will Potter

Texas Observer

 

Feminism Today an interview with Gwendolyn Mink

New Politics , Summer

 

The Chain never stops by Eric Schlosser

Mother Jones  July/August 2001